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					PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture Capital Association MoneyTree™ Report, Data: Thomson Reuters
EMBARGOED UNTIL 12:01 AM EDT, SATURDAY, JANUARY 24

Full Year 2008 - Largest U.S. Venture Capital Investments
Quarter Company City State Industry Stage of Investment Development Sequence Expansion 6 $ Amount Business Description Website Investors Carlyle Group, The,Grazia Equity GmbH,Lone Pine Capital,Omidyar Network,Undisclosed Firm,Undisclosed Firm

1 Nanosolar, Inc.

San Jose

CA

Industrial/Energy

299,999,700 Produces solar electricity through solar-cell technology.

www.nanosolar.com

4 Solyndra, Inc.

Fremont

CA

Industrial/Energy

Expansion

4

$

219,277,800 Designs and manufactures photovoltaic technology for solar energy.

www.solyndra.com

CMEA Ventures (FKA: Chemicals & Materials Enterprise Assoc.),Redpoint Ventures,Rockport Capital Partners,U.S. Venture Partners,Undisclosed Firm Citigroup Alternative Investments,Credit Suisse Group,Good Energies, Inc.,Pacific Corporate Group,Reinvestment Fund, The (AKA: TRF),Undisclosed Firm,Undisclosed Firm

3 SolarReserve, Inc.

Santa Monica

CA

Industrial/Energy

Expansion

1

$

140,000,000 Develops utility-scale renewable energy solar power plants.

www.solar-reserve.com

2 OptiSolar, Inc.

Hayward

CA

Industrial/Energy

Expansion

1

$

132,000,000 Manufactures photovoltaic modules and produces power.

www.optisolar.com

Richardson Capital Limited,Undisclosed Venture Firm

1 Range Fuels, Inc.

Broomfield

CO

Industrial/Energy

Expansion

2

$

130,000,200 Develops cellulosic ethanol production technology.

www.rangefuels.com

Khosla Ventures,Morgan Stanley Private Equity,Pacific Corporate Group,Pequot Capital Management, Inc.,Undisclosed Firm Chevron Technology Ventures (CTTV Investments LLC),DBL Investors (AKA: Double Bottom Line Venture Capital),Draper Fisher Jurvetson (FKA: Draper Associates),Morgan Stanley Private Equity,Statoil Innovation AS (AKA: StatoilHydro),Undisclosed Firm,VantagePoi DCM (FKA: Doll Capital Management),Individuals,Invus Group Ltd., The,Technology Partners,Undisclosed Firm,Undisclosed Firm

2 BrightSource Energy, Inc.

Oakland

CA

Industrial/Energy

Expansion

5

$

115,000,000 Develops utility-scale solar power plants.

www.brightsourceenergy.com

3 AVA Solar, Inc.

Fort Collins

CO

Industrial/Energy

Expansion

3

$

103,999,800 Manufactures thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules.

www.avasolar.com

4 Pocket Communications Northeast

San Antonio

TX

Telecommunications

Early Stage

1

$

100,000,000 Provides wireless communications services.

www.pocket.com

Battery Ventures, L.P.,Charles River Ventures

2 Rearden Commerce

Foster City

CA

IT Services

Later Stage

7

$

100,000,000 Provides on-demand assistants for business management.

www.reardencommerce.com

Foundation Capital,Oak Investment Partners,Palo Alto Investors,Undisclosed Firm AllianceBernstein L.P. (FKA: Alliance Capital Management),Alloy Ventures,Duff Ackerman & Goodrich LLC (AKA: DAG Ventures),Intel Capital,Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers,Maverick Capital Ltd.,Mohr Davidow Ventures,Morgan Stanley Private Equity,T. Rowe Pric

3 Pacific Biosciences of California

Menlo Park

CA

Biotechnology

Expansion

4

$

99,999,600 Develops a DNA sequencing platform.

www.pacificbiosciences.com

Source: PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture Capital Association MoneyTree™ Report, Data: Thomson Financial

* Data current as of January 15, 2008


				
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